Spray painting is a more generalized way of giving your furniture a clean look. It has been trending now a days because it works as good as actual paint and finishes work in a lesser amount of time. The only thing people worry about is that how long it takes for the paint to dry. No one wants to sit on a chair and later realize that they have paint all over themselves. Another reason to keep the dryness in check is that you might have to coat it one more time. You should make sure that it is completely dry before spraying on again.
The time taken for the spray paint to dry depends on some factors, the foremost being temperature. If your room has a mild temperature, the paint will be able to dry faster. A hot room will result in more time taken. You can add another coat of paint after minutes in a mild room. it may take 20 minutes in a hot room. Another major factor is the amount of paint you used. It is advised to coat lightly as it prevents spilling and overlapping. The coat will dry faster and have a more precise finish at the end.
What are the different stages of dryness?
You should keep in mind that even after half an hour the paint will not be set enough for you to sit on it. The first stage is the surface dryness, which means the film will start to harden. However, it will still be wet if you touch it. The second stage is where the paint is set enough to be painted over again. You cannot touch the surface, but it would be firm enough to handle a second coat. The third stage will include the hardening of the paint, however if you put pressure on it the paint will be disrupted. The fourth stage will be where although the paint has hardened, you might leave fingerprints on it. At last, you have a product that will not be disrupted by your touch and will look pretty.
Why did the paint surface crack after drying?
There are numerous reasons for why this might have happened. The second coat you applied was very think, which lead to the top being dried and the underside still being wet. Under the hardened surface, the wet underside start to be pressurized and then it starts sliding. This might end up in cracks.
Another reason might be that your surface does not support spray paint. It might have some wax or a sticky substance over it. It is beneficial to sand, wash and dry our object before painting it. Always read the label as the company might be forbidding re coating for 12 hours.
In conclusion, the process of spray painting is very easy. All you need to do is be careful about the certain factors. These factors will let the paint get dry quicker and you will have a finished product very soon. Happy spray painting!